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Masada and the Dead Sea Day Trip from Jerusalem

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  • Location: Jerusalem, Israel
  • Duration: 9 hours (approx.)
  • Tour code: 5209MASDSJ
Discover two of Israel's must-see sights on this memorable day trip from Jerusalem. You'll explore the legendary ruins of Masada and King Herod's palaces, and enjoy a therapeutic visit to the famous Dead Sea. This unforgettable day trip also passes the setting of one of the New Testament's most famous parables, the Good Samaritan.


  • All entrance fees included
  • Day trip (destination A to B)
  • Enjoy a day away from the hustle and bustle of the city
  • Enjoy fantastic aerial views
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
Your day tour begins with a descent into the Judean desert, a barren wilderness in the heart of the Holy Land. En-route, you will pass the Inn of the Good Samaritan, before ascending by cable car to reach the mountaintop site of Masada. The cliff's remoteness and difficult approach made it a perfect fortress, and it was here that King Herod built two fortified palaces over 2,000 years ago.

After exploring the archeological ruins of Masada with your guide, you will continue to the Dead Sea past the Ein Gedi oasis and the ancient settlement of Qumran. Here you'll have the opportunity to view the many caves where approximately 900 parchment documents of religious significance were discovered - the fabled Dead Sea Scrolls.

The Dead Sea is the next stop, where you'll have approximately two hours to relax on the mineral beach and enjoy the surreal experience of floating in the salt-rich water, 400m (1,312 ft) below sea level! Don't miss the chance to have a mud bath in the world's richest source of natural salts. You will also have the opportunity to purchase Dead Sea skin care products at duty-free prices from the famous Ahava laboratory.

The drive back to Jerusalem along the Old Roman road which links Jerusalem and Jericho, and see Jericho from the distance.

Combining ancient and natural wonders, Israel's top day trip is not to be missed!

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9 hours (approx.)
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Masada and the Dead Sea Day Trip from Jerusalem with a English speaking guide

USD $105.00
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Masada and the Dead Sea Day Trip from Jerusalem with a Russian speaking guide

USD $120.00
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Masada and the Dead Sea Day Trip from Jerusalem

Masada and the Dead Sea Day Trip from Jerusalem

  •  Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Professional guide
  • Transport by air-conditioned coach
  • Entrance fees    
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
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  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A moderate amount of walking is involved
  • Minimum age is 4 years
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Traveler Reviews

Reviewed by: KMCCORMACK615, October 2015

Very good tour and guide! Highly recommend and well worth it.

Reviewed by: katreilla_sf, September 2015

I would definitely recommend this tour to everyone who comes to visit Israel. I love the history behind it all and being able to see these places in person makes it a million times better in my opinion. Driving through the Judean desert and seeing Jericho from afar was beautiful and hearing the stories made it even more interesting. You're at sea level and even below sea level which was pretty awesome... Then you make your way to Masada which is really hot, but i mean what do you expect, you're in the desert! It was such a beautiful place to be at. That high up and pretty much nothing around you except the desert and being able to see the Dead sea up there was an unforgettable view. Ma'ayan was a great tour guide. She was very knowledgeable, informative, funny, and well organized and I would love to have her as my tour guide again since she knows what she is doing. Keep up the great work Ma'ayan! :

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Tour code: 5209MASDSJ